Scythe Name Generator & Guide

A chill went down the spine of Hadlor as he pressed himself tight against the cold stone wall. His breathing was shallow as he tried to make as little noise as possible in the dark room, hoping that the wraith would ignore his house and leave him be. The door flew open as a chill wind shot in. Suddenly, in the doorway stood the wraith, Hadlor felt the blood drain from his face as he saw the silhouette of Fleshrender in its hands.

Eternal Damnation
Sickle of the Lost
Malevolent Warscythe
Ebon Claw
Skullforge Maple Gouger
Last Fight of the Living Dead

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Scythe wielding characters should reflect the dark nature of the weapon itself. They should be terrifying or imposing figures, not satisfied with merely dispatching foes, they usually delight in inflicting terror upon them in the process too.

Good Scythe Names

What makes a good scythe name? Something that makes a person understand immediately that it is a weapon designed to inspire pure fear and misery in those who stand against one.

  • Annihilator
  • Betrayal
  • Downfall
  • Malicious Edge
  • Fiery Warglaive
  • Stormfury Maple Sickle
  • Antique Onyx Slasher
  • Harvester
  • Hindscythe


This scythe was named for the morbid association with death that it implies, as well as the fact that it helps people to their final resting place.

  • Last Hope
  • Forsaken
  • Eternal Damnation
  • Sickle of the Lost
  • Scytheburn
  • Expiration Date
  • Reconciler
  • Wind Gouger
  • Soul Infused Sickle

Assassination Scythe

This smaller scythe was the favourite armament of a feared dark elf assassin, who delighted in cutting the throats of his targets with it’s wicked blade.

  • Sharpened Onyx Razor
  • Death’s Grasp
  • Cunning of the Crown
  • Blade of Putrification
  • Fleshrender

Legendary Scythe Names

In short, a legendary scythe should be a weapon of great renown whose very name draws sharp intakes of breath from all those to hear it’s utterance.

  • Dawn of Lost Worlds
  • Grace
  • Adjudicator
  • Fire Infused Glaive
  • Skyfall Reaper
  • Phantomsteel Blade
  • Incarnated Spine
  • Celeste
  • Ender of Ancient Power

Blind Justice

This huge, razor sharp blade was the favored weapon of the executioner to a mad king, it earned its name from the many lives it took, regardless of the guilt of the condemned party.

  • Sickle of the Talons
  • Eternity
  • Warglaive of the Dead Prince
  • Darkness
  • Slice of Life
  • Impaler
  • Malevolent Warscythe
  • Blood Infused Edge
  • Dire Warpwood Sickle

Bloodsurge Spine

The handle of this wicked implement is fashioned from the spine of an unfortunate victim of graverobbing. The blade is serrated to not only cut but also tear at flesh for maximum blood loss.

  • Predator
  • Etcher of Cunning
  • Death Reach
  • Reach of Regret

Cool Scythe Names

Cool scythe names should play on their association with death, morbidity, the profane, and the terrible. Check out our selection below.

  • Necrosis
  • Tithe Collector
  • Hell’s Curve
  • Eerie Scythe
  • Cataclysmic Scalpel
  • Defilling Oak Blade
  • Razorblade
  • Spellblade of Blood
  • The Judge
  • Guardian of Heroes

Hope of Insanity

Who would hope for insanity? The crazed demon lord who wielded this weapon as he carved into vast swathes of men on his viscous rampage across civilized kingdoms.

  • Eradicate
  • Seethe
  • Voidspawn Warscythe
  • Stormguard Sickle
  • Demonic Impaler
  • Sinister Obsidian Reaper
  • Past Due
  • Token of Wraiths
  • Silence

Heirloom of Lost Voices

A silent order of monks all lost their lives to a conqueror who brandished this awe-inspiring blade. From that day on it was given this name in remembrance of the cruel deed it committed.

  • Ebonfury
  • Spine of the Damned
  • Crescent Moon Blade
  • Narrowscythe
  • Blood Reaper Scalpel
  • Soulbreaker
  • Apocalyptic Warblade
  • Ritual Warglaive
  • Vile Obsidian Impaler

Well that’s it for now for our list of scythe names, did you find them suitably terrifying, reader? If you liked our list then be sure to share it with a friend and let us know your favorite name!

Cassidy Ferrari
Cassidy Ferrari
D&D is a creative practice for me, in which I can explore everything from the surreal to the divine. I like to use names as a storytelling device, so every interaction helps players to build a stronger mental image of the world. I hope that my articles for Codex Nomina help you have more fun with fantasy names!

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